Definition of biomass in English:


Syllabification: bi·o·mass
Pronunciation: /ˈbīōˌmas


  • 1The total mass of organisms in a given area or volume.
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    • Harvest index was measured as the ratio between root weight and total biomass.
    • However, it has increased the grain yield potential and thereby the ratio of grain mass to total above-ground biomass or harvest index.
    • Total biomass was also increased relative to controls by the end of the experiment.
  • 1.1Organic matter used as a fuel, especially in a power station for the generation of electricity.
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    • The proposal has the added bonus of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the use of biomass to generate electricity.
    • The use of biomass electrical generation is hardly the environmental boon it's made out to be.
    • He also sees huge potential for biomass fired electricity in the West of Ireland.

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